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Maternal and Child Health programs in JakartaYayasan Balita Sehat was initially established in 2001 in Jakarta by a small group of expatriate nurses who recognized that many children from lower income families suffered from malnutrition and associated diseases that led to chronic health problems and stunted development. YBS is now fully run by Indonesian staff members and assisted by international and local volunteers.  The name is literally translated as ‘Foundation for Healthy Children under five’.

Yayasan Balita Sehat (YBS) is a non-governmental organisation based in Jakarta working under the umbrella of the UK registered charity, Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH). YBS currently work in Jakarta, West Java, and East Nusa Tenggara.

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YBS no longer provides a well baby clinic as it did  before, but rather is working at the grass-root level to reduce malnutrition, support children’s education and women’s empowerment through the following initiatives:

  • feeding program for malnourished children under five years old,
  • health education for mothers,
  • early learning center,
  • small skills enterprise,
  • mobile library, and
  • medical services
  • pregnancy class

Volunteering opportunities

If you are currently living in Jakarta and wish to do something fulfilling with your time, do think about volunteering with us.
We are always grateful for people with the following skills:

  • Fundraising skills
  • Computing, IT skills
  • Writers, Journalists
  • Design, Marketing or PR skills (mothers at YBS produce children costumes, recycled bags and other handmade stuffs that you can order!)

If you think you may have a little time to offer, please contact We would be most grateful.

For more information, contact

Yayasan Balita Sehat (Foundation for Mother and Child Health Indonesia)
Jl. H. Naim II No. 10
Rt. 03 Rw. 11
Cipete Utara, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12150 Indonesia
Tel. & Fax (62-21) 723-2119

Last updated June 17, 2014

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